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What Drives Diesel Prices in Your Transportation Strategy?

When we think about fuel costs—particularly transport diesel—we often think about the prices seen on signs as we drive...

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Actuals vs. Averages | Infographic

Robust transportation and supply chain networks are made up of innumerable data points, partnerships, and costs. While looking ahead...

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4 Common Mistakes in Carrier Selection Strategies

For shippers, one of the keys to good transportation planning is having a strong carrier selection process. Common freight...

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OPEC’s Changing Role in Global Price Dynamics

Crude oil is the most widely traded commodity in the world, primarily because it is used to create a...

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Why Do Shippers Use the DOE to Calculate Diesel Prices? A History of DOE Fuel Surcharges

Most shippers reimburse for fuel with fuel surcharge schedules handed for generations without questioning why they are used or...

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Transportation Strategies Beyond the Bottom Line: Navigating Market Cycles with Data

Managing a transportation strategy is an ever-evolving, dynamically moving target. The circumstances and economic conditions shippers experience today are...

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Overview of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard for Sustainable Transportation

California is known for having some of the most extensive regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the...

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History of Fuel Surcharges in Transportation | Time for a Transportation Transformation

Shippers have an economic responsibility to pay for the fuel that moves their goods to market. Most shippers have...

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Bring Agility to Your Supply Chain with Fuel Management

DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE TO DITCH THE DOE > Fuel Recovery is the only shipment-specific, market-based fuel reimbursement program in...

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Understanding The 5 Levels of Autonomous Trucking

With increasing numbers of automated trucking technologies being tested and appearing on the market, the industry is at a...

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California Low Carbon Fuel Standard | What Shippers Need to Know About LCFS

California is known for having some of the most extensive regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the...

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How Will Celadon’s Closure Affect My Transportation Network?

When sudden disruptions or changes occur in the freight industry, the actions of dozens of stakeholders are put into...

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What is Precision Scheduled Railroading?

As the demand to transport goods faster and more efficiently grows, all transportation sectors are looking for ways to...

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Q4 Fuel Transitions Ahead of IMO 2020 Regulations

Commercial maritime vessels are shifting from consuming high-sulfur fuels to their low-sulfur future in the fourth quarter of 2019...

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How is Breakthrough Fuel Recovery Calculated?

DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK HERE > Fuel Recovery is the only shipment-specific, market-based fuel reimbursement program in the industry. Using...

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Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, and the Future of Low Carbon Transportation | Q&A with Nikola Motor Company

We sat down with Elizabeth Fretheim, Head of Business Development at Nikola Motor Company to discuss the future of...

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What is OPEC? | An Overview and Implications on Crude Oil

  In international news, crude oil is often a central tenet of headlines and discussions due to its ubiquitous...

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How Weather Affects Transportation Fuel Prices

On October 6, 2016, as Hurricane Matthew hurtled toward Florida and the Southeastern United States, oil and gas producers...

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Oil in Motion: Visibility into Crude Oil Transportation

Crude oil needs to move. To get from oil wells to refinery and storage facilities, millions of barrels of...

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Beginner’s Guide to Upstream Crude Oil Fundamentals

Moving goods to market requires fuel. Fuel, in its various forms, is just one of many refined products that...

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Q&A with Our Client Account Managers | Getting Started with Breakthrough

We sat down with a few of our Client Account Managers to learn what clients should expect during the...

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Understanding IMO 2020 | Glossary of Terms

The international maritime industry is flooded with jargon. It can make the evolving landscape – especially as it pertains...

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Adapting the Energy Supply Chain for IMO 2020

Changes to refinery configurations are of key importance as IMO 2020 mandates come to fruition. The added complexities created...

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LNG Opportunities & Challenges as a Marine Fuel

With less than a year remaining before IMO 2020 sulfur regulations take effect, shippers and carriers alike are finalizing...

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